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New worlds for old; the apocalyptic imagination, science fiction, and American literature.

Author: David Ketterer
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Herman Melville; Charles Brockden Brown; Kurt Vonnegut; Ursula K Le Guin; Edgar Allan Poe; Mark Twain; Ursula K Le Guin; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ketterer
ISBN: 0385004702 9780385004701
OCLC Number: 772148
Description: xii, 347 pages 18 cm
Contents: Science fiction --
A prophecy of America, the moon, and mars --
Edgar Allen Poe and the visionary tradition of science fiction --
The left hand of darkness: Ursula K. LeGuin's archetypal "Winter-journey" --
Utopian fantasy as millennial motive and science-fictional motif --
The means and ends of science fiction --
The transformed world of Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland --
Solaris and the illegitimate suns of science fiction --
Epoch-eclipse and apocalypse: special "effects" in A Connecticut yankee --
New dimensions of time, space, and literature --
Melville's The confidence-man and the fiction of science --
Vonnegut's Spiral siren call: From Dresden's Lunar vistas to Tralfamadore.

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